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Orvieto, Assisi and Santa Maria degli Angeli - Tour from Rome

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Key Highlights

  • Visit the quaint towns of Orvieto and Assisi which are nestled in the Tuscan Hills
  • Explore Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis and learn about his life from your multilingual guide
  • Visit the splendid Gothic Cathedral in Orvieto and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • Admire the magnificent frescoes at the beautiful St Francis’ Basilica
  • Relish a lunch of traditional Tuscan and Umbrian produce accompanied by a wine tasting session
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Thursday & Saturday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday & Friday

    Duration

    13 hours

    Start time

    7:30am

    Meeting Point

    From Cental Rome hotels (within the Aurelian Walls) between 0630h (06:30am) and 0715h (07:15am).
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    If you are not staying in central Rome the tour also starts from Via G. Amendola 32 at 0730h (07:30am).

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped in the vicinity of your hotel or Via G. Amendola 32.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Travel north from Rome, towards the beautiful Tuscan Hills and explore the picturesque towns of Orvieto and Assisi.

    Spend the day soaking in the atmosphere of these serene towns, and visiting their beautiful churches. The splendid Gothic Cathedral in Orvieto and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli are just two of the magnificent churches that you will see on this tour.

    Assisi is the birthplace of St Francis and many of the town’s monuments mark events in his remarkable life. Rich culture, ancient history and absorbing stories make this tour memorable and enchanting.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Rome (if it is centrally located) around 0600h (06:00am). Travelling by coach and accompanied by a multi-lingual guide you will drive north along the Tiber Valley, until you reach the small town of Orvieto.

    The origins of this town date back to the first Etruscan settlements of the 9th Century BC. See the famous Gothic Cathedral which dates back to the 13th century, which has impressive rich interiors.

    The tour continues through the green hillsides of Tuscany, which are covered with olive groves and vineyards. Tuscany is synonymous with some world-famous wines, most notably Chianti. Stop here and sample some local wine, with a lunch of typical Umbrian and Tuscan produce.

    In the early afternoon, drive along Lake Trasimeno to reach Assisi. Take a guided walking tour of this beautiful town which visits the Church of St Claire built in Italian Gothic style, the birthplace and childhood home of St Francis of Assisi, the People’s Palace and the temple dedicated to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom. Also visit St Francis’ Basilica, which has magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries.

    Travel to the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli at the foot of the hill of Assisi. The little town is named after its beautiful church. It was here that the young Francis of Assisi understood his vocation and renouncing the world, started the Franciscan movement.

    Return to Rome where, you will be dropped in the vicinity of your hotel or Via G. Amendola 32.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Complimentary Hotel pick up (from centrally located hotels)
    • Transportation in coach
    • Walking tour of Assisi
    • Lunch
    • Guide (English, Spanish or French speaking)
    • Wine tasting
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Hotel pick up available from hotels within the Aurelian Walls.

    This tour requires a minimum of 6 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary we will offer you an alternate departure date or a full refund.

    A dress code is required to enter places of worships and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements

    Knees and Shoulders must be covered for entrance to the Religious Buildings.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • A great experience

      5star... it was well organised...Yes, it was a great experience from A to Z…it was great. maybe some more time for shopping...a mixture of everything...professional but...

      Louise Camilleri
    • Day tour to Assisi

      It would have been better if lunched was offered a selection e.g. How many like cream-based/tomato-based pasta. This could be done beginning of tour and the restaurant would...

      Chan Si Wein
    • Orvieto, Assisi and Santa Maria degli Angeli - Tour from Rome

      Very well organised - New and comfortable bus - Nice to visit Orvieto, Assissi and Santa Maria degli Angeli together with superb guides - This is a good way of seeing the area...

      Hans Sigurd Iversen
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